Colter’s Creek Winery 2015 Chardonnay, Snake River Valley, $15

By on November 9, 2016

colter-creek-winery-2015-bottleBest Buy! Melissa Sanborn and Mike Pearson continue to develop their estate wine program in the historic Lewis-Clark Valley, but they pull from Sawtooth Vineyard — Idaho’s most important site — for this delicious, food-friendly Chardonnay. Aromas of lemon oil, orange zest, white peach and white pine pitch lead to a balanced drink of Asian pear, jasmine and more lemon oil. Its two months of partial fermentation in neutral French oak adds texture to serve alongside a bowl of butternut squash soup at their wine bar/restaurant in downtown Juliaetta, Idaho.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 300 cases

Alcohol: 13.9%

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